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News18 Evening Digest: WB Police Says Mamata Incident 'Accident Not Attack'; Lockdown in Nagpur from Mar 15-21 and Other Top Stories

File photo of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee when in hospital.

File photo of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee when in hospital.

Here are the top stories of this evening: WB Police says Mamata incident 'accident'; Lockdown in Nagpur from Mar 15-21; Health Ministry to remove PM's photo from vaccine certificates in poll-bound assemblies; Prithvi Shaw registers 4th 100 plus score in Vijay Hazare Trophy 2021; Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh take on the 'buss it challenge'

Mamata Banerjee Incident ‘Accident Not Attack’, Says Police’s Initial Probe

The incident that left West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee hospitalised with multiple bruises and injuries was ‘not an attack but most probably an accident’, the local police’s preliminary investigation has found. The report that has been submitted to the Election Commission is not conclusive and the probe team is collecting evidence and questioning eyewitnesses. However, sources said, questions are being raised on the conduct of Banerjee’s protection details and their preparedness and handling of the crowd. Read More

Lockdown Imposed in Nagpur from March 15-21, Kalyan-Dombivli Gives 7pm Deadline to Shops, Eateries

With Covid-19 cases in Mumbai catapulting to new heights with each passing day, many areas in the state of Maharashtra have put curbs in a bid to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus. The latest to join the list is Nagpur in which lockdown was imposed from March 15-21. In Nagpur, which registered 1,710 cases on Wednesday, only essential services will be allowed. Read More

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Prithvi Shaw Registers 4th 100 Plus Score in Vijay Hazare Trophy 2021; Slams 165 off 122 vs Karnataka in Semis

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Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh Take on the ‘Buss It Challenge’, Watch Video

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